Coroner confirms that Bristol student who died in March took their own life

The university are encouraging those who need help to come forward

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The "sudden and unexpected death" of a second year economics student four months ago has this week been officially confirmed as a suicide.

Coroner Christopher Woolley at Pontypridd Coroner’s Court confirmed that a 20 UoB year old student who died in March 2018 did intend to take their own life with a verdict of suicide.

In the 20 months between September 2016 and May 2018, 11 Bristol students are believed to have taken their own lives with two further cases at the nearby University of the West of England.

If you are experiencing any kind of mental health issue which you believe is causing you dangerous levels of stress – please, do not suffer alone. The help is ready and available for those who require it.

If you are experiencing mental health problems and wish to get help, a list of all the Bristol services open to students can be found here.

Samaritans have an invaluable helpline- 116 123- that is open 24/7. Their website can be found here. Nightline can also be contacted on 01179 266 266.

Whilst The Tab were informed of the student's identity, out of respect for their friends and family we have declined to name them here.